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Storm Nate kills at least 25 people

Storm Nate kills at least 25 people

Storm Nate has brought strong winds, heavy rain and some flooding to the south-eastern United States. It made landfall as a hurricane twice, in Louisiana and Mississippi, but is now weakening rapidly. Some storm surge warnings have been lifted but weather officials say danger remains in Alabama and western Florida. Nate killed at least 25 […]

Bus crash in Russia leaves at least 16 people dead

Bus crash in Russia leaves at least 16 people dead

At least 16 people were killed when a train hit a bus that had broken down on a railway crossing east of Moscow, authorities said. The victims were all on board the bus at the time of the collision near the town of Pokrov, Russian authorities said. No train passengers were injured. “The bus stalled […]

Las Vegas shooter: Stephen Paddock was ex-accountant

Las Vegas shooter: Stephen Paddock was ex-accountant

Stephen Craig Paddock, who has been identified as a prime suspect in the Las Vegas shooting massacre, was a retired accountant and licensed pilot with no criminal record, it has emerged. The 64-year-old was found dead, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, when the police burst into his room on the 32nd floor of the […]

Las Vegas Massacre: What we know so far

Las Vegas Massacre: What we know so far

The massacre in Las Vegas was the worst mass shooting in US history. Here is what we know so far about the incident, the victims and the gunman: • At least 58 people were killed and at least 515 were injured when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd at the Route 91 Harvest […]

Las Vegas Massacre: Gunman kills 58

Las Vegas Massacre: Gunman kills 58

At least 58 people are dead after a gunman opened fire at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas – the deadliest mass shooting in US history. Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo said the death toll had increased while the number of people injured was at least 515. The gunman, Stephen Paddock, killed himself after […]

Marseille Knife Attack: Two passengers killed

Marseille Knife Attack: Two passengers killed

A man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ has stabbed two women to death with a butcher’s knife before being gunned down by soldiers in Marseille. One woman was repeatedly stabbed in the stomach before were throat ‘was slit’, while another woman was attacked from behind outside Saint Charles train station. Eyewitnesses of this afternoon’s attack told how […]

Chaos at airports worldwide as check-in systems crash

Chaos at airports worldwide as check-in systems crash

More than 100 airports around the world, including London’s Heathrow and Gatwick, Charles de Gaulle in Paris, Changi in Singapore and Washington DC’s Reagan, suffered major disruption on Thursday after their computer check-in systems crashed. The outage was reported when a programme, known as Altea and developed by a company called Amadeus, encountered problems. However, […]

BALI: 120000 people flee as volcano threatens to blow

BALI: 120000 people flee as volcano threatens to blow

More than 120,000 people have fled the area around Bali’s highest volcano amid fears it could erupt imminently. Hundreds of tremors are being recorded daily at Mount Agung, which is said to have entered a “critical phase”. Officials said around 122,500 people have been evacuated from the region and given shelter in temporary camps, sports […]

North Korean companies closed in China

North Korean companies closed in China

China has told North Korean companies operating in its territory to close down as it implements United Nations sanctions against the reclusive state. The companies will be shut by early January. Joint Chinese and North Korean ventures will also be forced to close. China, Pyongyang’s only major ally, has already banned textile trade and limited […]

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico without power

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico without power

The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria blew ashore in […]

Mexico quake: More than 200 people killed

Mexico quake: More than 200 people killed

Rescue workers are searching for survivors after a devastating earthquake hit central Mexico killing more than 220 people. The 7.1 magnitude quake brought down dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City, including a school, leaving many children dead. The prolonged tremor, which hit at 13:14 local time (18:14 GMT), is the deadliest to hit […]